What is wrong with Britain today!
This is another true story … this afternoon I was dispatched to buy a new ‘hoover’ and went into the electrical shop in a nearby Shropshire town where I had my orders to choose a Henry …yes, a Henry. I found one with all its bits and pieces told the man I wanted it and took out the cash … he was a happy man, nice easy deal … until he asked for my name and address.
I looked at him a bit quizically and asked: “Why do you want my name and address?”
He looked a bit surprised: “Because we have to take it sir.”
“No you don’t,” I replied.
“I’m sorry but I do sir.”
“I’ve only bought a Henry,” I said. “Not a Kalashnikov.”
“It’s a requirement sir.”
“Wot! If I don’t tell you who I am and where I live I can’t buy a Henry?”
“That’s correct sir.”
By that time I was a bit miffed and told him he was talking through his suck-pipe – a reference to Henry, nothing else – he looked very surprised at that and a bit shocked, so I threw my money on the counter picked up Henry and marched to my car ….
As I drove off I looked back at the shop and the shop man and his assistant were standing on the pavement forlornly watching me go…
I ask you .. .what is going on in Britain today!